Issue of July 14, 2019
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COA finds expired relief items in Tabuk City office

Piles of emergency welfare food supplies have expired while some are at risk of spoilage in storage facilities in Tabuk City, Kalinga, the Commission on Audit found.

SALAD BOWL CAPITAL -- The serving of the large vegetable salad made of 700 kilos of assorted fresh vegetables during the Highland Vegetable Industry Week in La Trinidad solidifies Benguet’s moniker as the country’s “Salad Bowl Capital.” The serving of the vegetable salad to thousands of residents and guests was graced by La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Director Cameron Odsey, with the League of Associations at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Areas Inc. organizing the event in coordination with the La Trinidad local government. -- Ofelia Empian

In the hopes of replicating the honesty store of Batanes, the town of La Trinidad, Benguet has launched its own version of the store during the Highland Vegetable Industry Week held July 10 to 12 at the municipal gymnasium.

Sale of cosmetics with high levels of toxic chemicals continues in Baguio.

Balajadia, Senate’s sgt-at-arms dies at 75
Baguio City is again in a somber mood with the passing of another son in the person of retired Major General Jose Balajadia Jr., former sergeant-at-arms of the Senate of the Philippines and a veteran Philippine Air Force (PAF) officer. He was 75.


The city government of Baguio failed to implement more than P11 million worth of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM)-related projects and programs, the Commission on Audit reported.

PROJECT HELEN GIFT -- The first batch of 40 Alternative Learning System mobile teachers and their students are all smiles after receiving t-shirts and a pair of pedicure spa booties each donated by University of the Cordillera’s Project HELEN Director and Vice President for Administration, Dr. Leonarda Aguinalde. Aguinalde, entrusted 766 pairs of Tom’s shoes, 500 t-shirts and 100 pairs of pedicure spa booties to the Mayor’s Public Information Office last July 11.
-- Rolando Behis
WORTHY OF EMULATION -- Department of  Public Works and Highways-Mountain Province First District Engineering Office personnel assisted DPWH-Upper Kalinga Office personnel in opening the damaged section of a national road in Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga last July 10.  MPFDEO chief Alexander Castañeda (center) and Engr. Domingo Pumekcha (right) supervised the clearing operations, while foreman John Dino Bawanta from UKDEO was on the other side assisting the private backhoe operator.
-- Contributed photo
UPHILL BID -- The call of some quarters for Baguio officials to bring back the natural grandeur of this mountain resort could be possible with the help of concerned government agencies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the private sector. But the unabated migration to the Summer Capital is one of the major concerns to achieve such goal.
-- Harley Palangchao
TOXIC PRODUCTS -- The public is being advised not to buy beauty products such as these lipsticks that contain high levels of lead, and skin whitening creams that contain high levels of mercury being sold in some shops in Baguio City. These products are all unregistered with the Food and Drug Authority and are unlawful to sell in the market, according to the EcoWaste Coalition.
-- Contributed photo
HONESTY STORE -- La Trinidad, Benguet Mayor Romeo Salda led the launching of the “honesty store” featuring organic vegetables from the locality as part of the town’s Highland Vegetable Industry Week from July 10 to 12 at the municipal gym. The store, patterned after Batanes’ honesty store, is planned to be set up inside the municipal hall soon. -- Ofelia Empian
TNF BAGUIO BRANCH -- The growing demand of outdoor apparels among residents of Baguio and nearby provinces has convinced leading outdoor apparel supplier The North Face to open its first store in the Cordillera at SM City Baguio last week. Baguio and Benguet will host anew the TNF 100-kilometer trail run later this year.
-- Harley Palangchao
NEW OPPONENT, NO PROBLEM -- ONE flyweight contender Danny Kingad gets a new opponent in Australian-Filipino Reece McLaren after former champion Kairat Akhmetov was injured in training. Kingad expressed no deep concern facing the knockout artist McLaren.
-- ONE photo
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